Oklahoma has long been synonymous with Bingo. That is because the Native bands of Oklahoma have provided Bingo games for ages. Clients from each of the surrounding states pile in trucks and travel into Oklahoma to play Bingo on the weekends.

The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act followed a landmark decision by The U.S. Supreme Court the year prior. Since that instance, 23 of the thirty nine Native bands located in Oklahoma have opened gambling halls. The Chickasaw were the initial Oklahoma Amerindian tribes to take advantage of the betting restrictions, and today control ten gambling dens of their very own. Bingo is the game on which these gambling halls were founded. Electronic games such as slot machines weren’t permitted, because they are thought to contribute to gambling dependency more than bingo.

In the past few years, Oklahoma rules has altered to permit enormous Amerindian gaming gambling halls. You’ll now find Native casinos with slot machine games, video poker and black jack tables. Craps and roulette are not legal in the Native casinos yet, but this is simply a matter of time. No one can say what having different games in the bingo parlours will do for the draw of bingo.